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Provo-Orem, Utah Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Provo fell 0.0 percentage points in July 2019 to 2.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points lower than the Utah rate. The unemployment rate in Provo peaked in December 2009 at 7.9% and is now 5.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.6% in May 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Provo unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.2
Utah 2.8% 0.0 -0.3
Provo 2.6% 0.0 -0.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2019 data as August metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Provo, Utah, National

Provo, Utah monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Provo, Utah Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Provo peaked in March 2010 at 17,857. There are now 9,754 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 8,075 in June 2019, the number of unemployed has now grown by 28. Provo employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Provo, Utah) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Provo 8,103 +28 -630

Number of Unemployed Persons

Provo, Utah Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Utah
Unemployment Rate
Provo
Unemployment Rate
Provo
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5%
August
2019
3.7% 2.8%
July
2019
3.7% 2.8% 2.6% 8,103
June
2019
3.7% 2.8% 2.6% 8,075
May
2019
3.6% 2.9% 2.6% 8,155
April
2019
3.6% 2.9% 2.7% 8,230
March
2019
3.8% 3.0% 2.7% 8,407
February
2019
3.8% 3.0% 2.8% 8,554
January
2019
4.0% 3.1% 2.8% 8,766
December
2018
3.9% 3.2% 2.9% 8,966
November
2018
3.7% 3.2% 2.9% 8,977
October
2018
3.8% 3.2% 2.9% 8,966

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.